US Senators Support Democracy Protesters in Burma

Support the Democracy Protesters of Burma

(Democratic Voice of Burma and Ko Htike photos)

Good for the US Senators—
Senator McConnell and Senator Feinstein just recorded a video this afternoon to express their support for the protesters in Burma:

Pass it on- “Our Cause”
With trust in the federal government at an all-time low since the beginning of this year, it is good to at least see the two sides come together to condemn the slaughter in Burma.

(BBC)
President Bush released this statement today in support of the democracy protesters:

The world is watching the people of Burma take to the streets to demand their freedom, and the American people stand in solidarity with these brave individuals. We feel admiration and compassion for the monks and peaceful protesters calling for democracy. Every civilized nation has a responsibility to stand up for people suffering under a brutal military regime like the one that has ruled Burma for too long. I call on all nations that have influence with the regime to join us in supporting the aspirations of the Burmese people and to tell the Burmese Junta to cease using force on its own people, who are peacefully expressing their desire for change. By its own account, the Junta has already killed at least nine non-violent demonstrators, and many others have been injured and arrested as they seek to express their views peacefully.

I urge the Burmese soldiers and police not to use force on their fellow citizens. I call on those who embrace the values of human rights and freedom to support the legitimate demands of the Burmese people.

More… Voice of America and Radio Free Asia have doubled their broadcasts to Burma in response to the junta’s crackdown on protesters.

Richard Fernandez at Pajamas Media takes a look at the last 24 hours in Rangoon.

Previously:
In Rare Protest- Myanmar Democracy Activists Get Beatdown
1,000 Burmese Monks Protest Junta Abuse– Get Beatdown!
Burma’s Monks March On– Meet With Aung San Suu Kyi -Update: With Photo
20,000 Protest Military Junta in Burma!
ANOTHER MASSIVE PROTEST in Rangoon Against the Junta!
JUNTA FIRES ON MONKS!… Deaths Reported in Burma
CRACKDOWN IN BURMA- China & Russia Block UN Action!
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